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Laundry Assistant - Jesmond Care Home, AB22 8UR

Ref: 517 Date Posted: Monday 04 Dec 2017

Laundry Assistant – £7.51 - AB22 8UR

Are you a committed, passionate and friendly Laundry Assistant? We are seeking talented and detail-oriented individuals who will make a difference to the lives of the residents we care for at Jesmond Care Home.

Jesmond Care Home is a brand new, purpose built care home with space for 65 residents in single occupancy en-suite rooms. The home is located in the heart of the bridge of Don and is close to all local amenities. Jesmond is split into three units; we care for residents with advanced stages of dementia, elderly & frail residents as well as an EMI unit.

Please note: this is a bank position with no guaranteed contracted hours. Hours will be provided as required to cover sick leave, holidays, staff shortages, etc.

Your duties will include

  • Collecting and sorting laundry, taking great care with residents personal laundry
  • Washing all linen sent to the laundry in the correct manner, washing delicate materials by hand and ensuring deep colours are washed separately.
  • Pressing laundry and repairing clothing as necessary
  • Ensuring machines are correctly used, monitored and maintained, and any faults or damage reported immediately.
  • Cleaning floors and generally maintaining the cleanliness and tidiness of the laundry area
  • Be aware of COSHH requirements and have knowledge of all products used in the laundry. Ensuring that COSHH risk assessments are adhered to.

The successful applicant will

  • Have experience in a similar role.
  • Be able to demonstrate good time management
  • Have an understanding of COSHH and HACCP.
  • Communicate effectively and work well as part of a team.
  • Have a caring and friendly nature, ensuring residents’ dignity and privacy are respected.
  • Ensure all information of a confidential nature gained is not divulged to third parties

In return, we will offer you

  • A competitive rate of pay
  • Guaranteed weekly, contracted hours
  • An informative induction and a supportive and friendly working environment
  • Continuous training and improvement to help all employees deliver and maintain the level of care we strive for, as well as achieving your own goals within a care setting.